The European Commission has proposed to terminate next year the anti-dumping duties on energy-saving light bulbs imported from China. The measures, which have been in place since 2001, were due to expire in 2006. However, the EU industry requested an expiry review to determine whether there were grounds for prolonging the duties for another five years. The Commission has now completed the investigation and will propose termination of the measures next year on the grounds that it is not in the European Union?s interest to prolong the measures. The proposed prolongation of the anti-dumping tariff by only one year rather than the standard five is a novel application of EU anti-dumping rules. Member States now have one month to consider the proposal.